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Skyrim Dawnguard PC to precede PS3 launch

It is interesting to see a number of blogs only just realizing that Skyrim patch 1.7 will slow down the release of Skyrim Dawnguard on PC and PS3, which we reported 2 days ago. The news has hit home today considering the 30 days are up for the exclusive Xbox 360 owners have enjoyed all through July, and following on from our explanation of this the other day we can now confirm that the PC will receive the first Skyrim DLC before PS3 owners.

This news will upset some PS3 players, the platform we spent over 500 hours on when Skyrim first released, and means the PlayStation 3 platform will be last to get the Dawnguard download. This is thanks to Skyrim patch 1.7 being needed before you can install the add-on, and after the PC beta is finished the latest patch will go live on PC first and then a submission process delays the Xbox 360 and PS3 patch by 1-2 weeks.

Bethesda has also confirmed this delay for PS3 users — on one of the official Twitter channels we found a tweet confirming the delay for PS3 users, which came after someone directly asked when the Dawnguard DLC would arrive on PS3? This tweet explained that it would launch in the “coming weeks“, even though we are now past 30 days of Xbox 360 exclusive.

Some gamers are getting confused when Bethesda answered this question in relation to the Skyrim 1.7 update, but as we stated before this is due to that patch being needed before PS3 and PC users can install the DLC. It is worth noting that the Xbox 360 received patch 1.6, so the next patch will include these fixes and skip that version for PC and PS3.

If you own Skyrim on the PC and PS3, how do you feel now that the 30-day exclusive has past and there is no Dawnguard just yet? We know that we reported a delay thanks to patch 1.7 a couple of days ago, but today we have official confirmation from Bethesda. Any extra PS3 delay would be due to the approval process Sony puts in place, so some of the blame lies there once the beta has finished. You might also want to know that the patch notes don’t include a growing number of bugs in Dawnguard.

Those of our readers having problems accessing Twitter should be aware there has been an outage on July 26.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

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I FeEL GAy

Fleck
Fleck

Why would bethesda NOT release it on PS3 and PC? Seriously? Why would Bethesda say no to more money? Dawnguard will make them money on the other systems. They won’t just simply say no.

Tracer39
Tracer39

We had the same nonsense with GTA DLC being bought out by M$. I just dont buy from companies that hold out on customers anymore, its their loss not mine, be it one customer. Its in my pocket not theirs.

Nucci2400
Nucci2400

The sad thing is that they will STILL make PLENTY of money from the Pc/Ps3 communities when/if the dlc is released.. And these problems we face have only escalated in these last few years with multiple developers releasing unfinished games, still wanting the FULL price for it, releasing hefty priced dlc (that in some cases should have been in-game from the beginning) and making MORE money from t; and of course you have this: business men in suits who make idiotic deals and contracts that never benefit anyone but themselves, and on occasion while there are plenty developers who will… Read more »

The Hooded Man
The Hooded Man

I am absolutely disappointed by bethesda.  First off, 30 days is just to long, I could see a week or 2 even being acceptable but a month?  And the fact that it’s still not release for PC or PS3 after those 30 days is even more pathetic!  I was once praising bethesda but now I don’t even feel like buying this because I already watch Let’s plays of it on youtube thank to xbox users, and it just doesn’t seem worth it at this point. 

Flamethrower911
Flamethrower911

The delay is also 20% sony’s fault since they have to “verify” te patch for a week or 2
That is the patch, dawnguard is a complete different story

Mybrorystinks
Mybrorystinks

darn you bethesda…….

Chris Fowler

PS store is down still wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Chris Fowler

i for 1 disargee but we will c 

PCElderScrollsFan
PCElderScrollsFan

Well, really it is because of the way that PSN handles patches is why you will not have Dawnguard as early as PC.  You did not get patch 1.6 because it costs Bethesda $20,000 roughly to go through the PSN patch certification.  They knew that there would be another patch shortly after Dawnguard’s release, even as little as a month after.  So why put out $20,000 and 2-3 weeks of wait when you will have to do it AGAIN before the first patch is even appreciated?  So, PC gets the beta patch, gets the patch that allows Dawngard to work… Read more »

Chris Fowler

PS store is down still  

Chris Fowler

i agree

Danny
Danny

i was thinking you say theres a wait time so sony can process the beta but what the hell do you think there doing right now they planned this maitenance so they can spend all day processing dawnguard and the beta so dont completly give your hopes up it could be out tomarrow or monday but im still pissed that bethasda waits till now to say something and still who knows who said the comment on twitter it might not even be a official bethasda site just a guy who started a blog

Chris Fowler

hell ya

Irishmania
Irishmania

HOW ABOUT Bethesda releases Dawnguard for PC and PS3 at a MUCH lower cost than it was on 360, It’s bull-shit to have time exclusive for consoles, causes to lose customers and such, only way to get them back would be to have a BIG discount.

Chris Fowler

PS store is down still  

Boredloki
Boredloki

I agree. I won’t continue to play a game when I’m not being treated fairly by the company. I’m sick of googling when the relese date is for ps3. They released the game for Xbox but have kept ps3 and pc users in the dark. Stuff like this should be illegal.

Disappointed Gamer
Disappointed Gamer

well that Aug.6 date sucks. I have been waiting all summer to play. But I leave for Army Basic in a couple days. so I have to wait 3 more months to play it. Damn Bethesda.

Disappointed gamer
Disappointed gamer

This is an outrage. I’ve been estatic since the announcement of the DLC but it seems that they have failed us again. I know many people who have quit playing and have sold the game because of bethesda failed to fix the bugs and their unfair exclusive. If they keep this up they won’t have many people buying future games( including me.)

DeadlyFart50
DeadlyFart50

This sucks if its not released by the time school starts I’m not going to have any time to play with piles of homework and projects…Step up bethesda, do the right thing.

Bobwaldo
Bobwaldo

Well, I talked to gamestop and they said dawnguard is guaranteed to come out to ps3 on august 6, hopefully they are right – 3 –

Chris Fowler

PS store is down still

Insanity
Insanity

Really really pissed as a ps3 user,ps3 gets the dlc last of all gaming consoles and they havent given us even a freaking release date…that is simply a screw over and a reason to start boycott bethesda games.

DoctorCocktor
DoctorCocktor

LOL get fucked. i have both xbox and ps3 so i can enjoy everything. buying skyrim for xbox was a pretty good choice imo

sporeboy100
sporeboy100

lets pirate the DLC when it is out on PC hell, even pirate dishonoured when that’s out

Caleb
Caleb

Well this is unpleasant news… I woke up this morning, checked PSN and (Of course) no Dawnguard.  Not a big deal, I wasn’t expecting it to be released on the day the exclusivity ends, but now I hear that PC is getting it before PS3 as well? Again, not a big deal… I guess… and not there are rumors that PS3 won’t even -get- Dawnguard! If that’s the case, then I’d be pretty damned pissed. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this, and Bethesda is repeatedly busting my balls.

Dave! Yognaut
Dave! Yognaut

I think its doubtful that Ps3 and PC are even getting Dawnguard. The Elder Scrolls Facebook page announced that Dawnguard was “the first Skyrim DLC EXCLUSIVELY on Xbox 360”, there have been a number of tweets from Pete Hines saying that they haven’t mentioned anything about Dawnguard on other platforms, and all the Dawnguard marketing material only refers to Xbox. I think we’ve all been led to believe a lie from Bethesda, and I for one am pissed off with Bethesda for not being clearer. if no news is out within the next week, then Bethesda can rot for all… Read more »

Josh Amaral
Josh Amaral


Some gamers are getting confused when Bethesda answered this question in relation to the Skyrim 1.7 update, but as we stated before this is due to that patch being needed before PS3 and PC users can install the DLC. It is worth noting that the Xbox 360 received patch 1.6, so the next patch will include these fixes and skip that version for PC and PS3.”

The PC version on Steam also received patch 1.6, so why do we need 1.7 if Xbox doesn’t? Or am I reading this wrong? 

Chris Fowler

we r dawngurd

Doobadooba
Doobadooba

Play station store is just having mantenance 🙁

the orj
the orj

This DLC should have been out for all platforms about 3 or 4 months ago. I loved Skyrim but I’m so over it now. A few months ago I would have gladly paid full price for DLC but not anymore. Maybe in a year or so I’ll be in the mood to revisit Skyrim and I’ll scoop up Dawnguard for 5 bucks or whatever it costs then. Way to drop the ball Bethesda! Angering your fans with non-communication and a constantly delayed quest pack (that’s all Dawnguard is, essentially) is crummy business. Had you released this while the game was… Read more »

Chris Fowler

PS store is down for me to 

Headcrabs
Headcrabs

Now, somebody tell me why PS store is down. Are we getting it? Did Bethesda pull through with their words? Is dawnguard released and is this entire story a Joke from Bethesda? I would like to know!

:(
:(

this is just terrible. i mean they had 30 days to prepare. i mean they are done with the dlc and they just had to lunch it witch 1.6. that is just ridicoules. 30 days finally over. i almost died in that periond with my friends trolling me . and now this is just bullshit

Some Dude
Some Dude

Bethesda really screwed up on this. The 30 day exclusive crap was bad enough. Now they won’t even give us a release date! I won’t be paying full price for Dawnguard if this is how Bethesda wants to treat us. Bad business decisions shouldn’t be rewarded.

vampire lord fan
vampire lord fan

i think its some bullshit that they promis us it to be out on the 26th july when its not… -_-

Some Dude
Some Dude

This is absurd. Bethesda really dropped the ball on this one. At the very least they should be selling the dlc at a discount due to the 30 day exclusive nonsense. Now I think pc and ps3 users should get it discounted and some other perks. I’m not going to pay my money after Bethesda has dragged ass releasing this. Announcing a release date would be nice too.

Irritated
Irritated

See, the problem here is that they say 30 days, then 1-2 days for PC, and now 1-2 weeks for the PS3. They could be fixing bugs, or they could be working on another game. The results still remain Bethesda. You promised something that you couldn’t keep, rather you delayed it. You rushed to get it on the shelves, teamed up with Steam Workshop with mods that update on their own and screws everything up in the sense that they could conflict WITH updates, and not to mention, you’ve only done so much with the navmesh bug. Bethesda, be the… Read more »

Micah899
Micah899

REALLY?! COME ON!!!!!!!! I have skyrim on PC and PS3 and i was hoping for it to come out today, but NOOOOOOOOOOOO they have to be retards and make us wait even longer. i already hate microsoft’s 30-day exclusivity, and it’s even longer, so WHAT THE FRICKIN CRAP!!?!!?!?!

X-GamerGurl-X
X-GamerGurl-X

how much is this dlc going to be for ps3 if someone in the UK is going to buy it? 

and I think ppl should be more patient really, be happy it is coming out to PS3, the worst case would be when they say ‘ps3 will not be receiving the dlc’ im in no hurry for this to come out, it gives me a chance to level the last few of my skills up to 100! 

Poop
Poop

what the heck bethesda!!! you had 30 days to get this dlc to work!!!! and now you say in the coming weeks!! gay

Chris Fowler

i will wait till tusday if it is not out me smaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaash

Tylertc1228
Tylertc1228

You know it might not come out to ps3 at all is what I heard, I mean what’s so good about Xbox, ps3 has all it has and blueray and better graphics, all Xbox has is you have too pay for online, what’s so great about that, the only way they will make up for this BS is if they put mods on the ps3 and not Xbox, which they are thinking of doing btw.

Pastorpope
Pastorpope

This really makes me not want anything to do with Bethesda. It also makes me wonder if they actually care about their PS3/PC consumers. I seriously doubt I will buy their anything from them if they keep this up or make us PS3 users wait any more than 2 weeks.

Jesus
Jesus

Bullshit, they sell out to microsoft for money and then they just forget about everyone else? They say nothing about when it will be released and they say that there will be a delay the day we expect it to release? I wouldn’t realy care when it is released but not saying anything is just insulting.

Anthony Schultz

Definitely a bit irritating.  I didn’t assume it would come out today, but I was hoping for more assuredness and not the usual runaround.  I love Bethesda’s work, but I prefer Sony because of their exclusives (they align better with my gaming tastes), so why can’t I have the best of both world’s when it seems as-if everyone else can?  At it’s heart isn’t game making about customer service?  If so, then some work needs to be done, because someone is continually aggravating a large consumer base.  I don’t think there is enough momentum, yet, but push the right buttons… Read more »

Blaze
Blaze

FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

TheDistressed
TheDistressed

I really can’t believe this. Does Bethesda really care about PS3 users? When Oblivion came out for the PS3, I was saddened that we only got Shivering Isles and none of the other great DLC packages that PC and XBOX360 gamers got, )like the well that could cure Vampirism without all the Black Soul Gem nonsense), but still I let it slide, maybe they didn’t have enough time to port it, idk. But then they released Skyrim for the PS3… terrible lag, glitches that weren’t fixed till MONTHS after the release (some still haven’t been fixed yet, mucky textures still bother me… Read more »

Really Now
Really Now

i took today off work to have a full day of dawnguard without any interutions and they tell me i have to wait another 1-2 days or weeks…really can i get a exact date for this dlc

AwkwardTurtle1.7
AwkwardTurtle1.7

I probably won’t even have any time left to play Dawnguard by the time it eventually gets released on PS3, it’s halfway through the summer holidays in the part of the UK i live in, if Bethesda takes any longer to release Dawnguard then i won’t have time to play it because i have exams to think about, among other things. 🙁 First they release Skyrim with lag that made it unplayable for many players, then they take several months to fix it (and even then, a lot of the lag is still there, they didn’t fix it completely). Then… Read more »

Dillon Parish

You know what Bethesda? You’re officially the worst game company ever you could’ve gotten off of your lazy butts and made the patch during the 30 day wait but what did you do. Decide to screw all the ps3 users. You guys are just like ahh we mine as well let them play our sucky game for another month or so its not like we are going to lose like half of the United States support. Well you want to know what I say? If you don’t release it a week i’m not buying it or any of your other… Read more »

Hobart
Hobart

 @Crazydude2598 You have to be delusional if you think the PS3 version of Dawnguard will be the best version, because it will now come out last. Bethesda isn’t going to work on the DLC to fix bugs in time for PC and PS3 release. Just watch, when DG comes out for PC, the PC players are going to be reporting the same bugs, that Xbox players reported. Remember DG was in beta for Xbox for barely over a week, and Bethesda fixed nothing that the beta testers reported. Bethesda will just port Dawnguard bugs and all to PC and profit.

Nicktm22
Nicktm22

Yea they did this before with oblivion ps3 never got what Xbox got we got one add on they got more. We better get skyrim add on soon but y is psn store doing update they only do it on Tuesday unless new dlc is coming out.

Seeyounexttuesday
Seeyounexttuesday

It might be a bummer that we get it late but at least PS3 Users dont pay 5 quid a month for membership lolol

Crazydude2598
Crazydude2598

i know it sucks having to wait for dawnguard but that is a good thing too that just means that us ps3 users will be getting the best version of dawnguard

Logansmo2
Logansmo2

Honestly, I’m ok with waiting a few weeks for a less buggy version for the PS3. I am even ok with the 30 day exclusive with X-Box since I was informed of this. The thing’s i am not ok with is the lack of openness and respect carried out by Bethesda. I paid $60 just like everyone else and am willing to pay the ridiculous price of $20 for this DLC. The message Bethesda sends to me and all other PS3 owners by doing this is, your the last thing on our minds. Do PS3 owners not deserve the same… Read more »

Hayden Hamilton

I think that Bethesda seiriously needs start thinking of the ps3 users I mean this is bull I’m fine playing the game without it but ps3 has completely been thrown under the bus

Elspazred
Elspazred

Some of you people sound like a bunch of bratty children whinging about not getting your treat first.

I don’t recall Bethesda saying it would be released on the day after the 30 day exclusivity to xbox,just that it would come out “AFTER” the 30 days.Two days or two weeks is still after.

This is a pathetic display of entitlement I’m seeing all over the net right now,people need to htfu it’s sad.

Fleck
Fleck

Yes. They treated PS3 users pretty bad. I’m gonna let it slide this time. But if i get treated like this again for the next DLC then I will be ticked.

John21durham
John21durham

I was waiting for this add on for the PS3 I stayed up all night and finaly when I go on this morning it says that the PlayStation Store is undergoing maintenance I mean does that mean they are putting it on there or what?

Dasher1899
Dasher1899

So, basicly a bunch of ticked off People who want this thing to release
Faster means to Bethesda “hmm… Maybe we should give them
More time then…”
Because these guys could have worked on all of this for the
Last month! Do these guys even know how Ignorant this really is?

Hobart
Hobart

It’s time to stop rewarding these obviously amateur and uncaring developers.Bethesda is one of the worst developers in the gaming industry, but they are treated like game developing gods, but they clearly aren’t. Bethesda should never have won any GOTY awards, except for Best Broken Game at Launch, just like Fallout: New Vegas.

Victor Aguilar

Bethsda dont even say anything to anybody

Victor Aguilar

If its not out before first day of school, im not buying it. Im now a full time student and my desire to play will be lost. Thanks to Bethesda for relelasing it first to PC players, many of the will pirate a version of Dawngard. 

Spicey
Spicey

This is bull****, it’s not enough that xbox gets it a month earlier but now it’s longer – and we don’t even know how much longer because they haven’t given us a date! They’ve had 30 days to release the patch so we can get Dawnguard as soon as the 30 days is up. But instead they decide to just abandon PC/PS3 users because Microsoft have paid them.

Krakkenskullz
Krakkenskullz

This might be the last game i will buy from bethesda, with all the bugs in the game i cant even complete portions of the main quest line, I have a ton of quest related items i cant get rid of and now after saying that DLC would be out after 30 days of it being out on XBOX its still going to be “weeks” before the PS3 users get it, not to mention all the other bugs that are being reported with the PS3 game and DLC. Its sloppy work on the part of bethesda.  PS3 users are flat getting the shaft when it comes to bethesda.… Read more »

kensu
kensu

God that’s horrible journalism, the tweet was in reference to the 1.7 patch NOT Dawnguard. We still don’t know when either is being released, or if the PC will get it first.

Hobart
Hobart

You should put in your article that Bethesda has seemingly dropped support for the PS3 all together. They released patch 1.6 for Xbox and PC, then stayed completely quiet about when the patch is coming to the PS3 for nearly 2 months. At the beginning of this week patch 1.7 was announced, which supposedly will have the 1.6 fixes in them. I’m sure by the time 1.7 comes out on Xbox and PC, PS3 gamers will once again be shafted and will have to wait until 1.8 to get fixes from 1.6 and 1.7. Bethesda clearly has no care for… Read more »

Reece
Reece

This was inevitable, they were too quiet for it to go as planned. Anyway, the xbox version is playable right? So give it to us.

Cory Andrade

I think its stupid, because they had thirty days they could of finished the patch and then release the patch when the 30 exclusive for xbox was finished instead of starting to work on it now or in the middle of the thirty days if they started to work on the patch right away once dawngaurd was released they would of had the patch done and they would have to wait for the 30 days to finish then release it by the end of this week  

Dean Cooper

Theres a mistake in there. “It is worth noting that the Xbox 360 received patch 1.6, so the next patch will include these fixes and skip that version for PC and PS3.”

PC already has 1.6, only PS3 has not recieved 1.6 and will get it with 1.7. Since I play on PC I should know since I have fought half the game on the back of a horse now.

RC
RC

Wow. PC gets it first? Not fair one bit. Bethesda, I hope you realize that this is screwed up. You guys make no sense. SAD…

Ps3
Ps3

This is ticking a lot of people off. I’m gonna wait on week and If its still not out I’m selling skyrim no use now. And I’m selling all my other games by them.

Max
Max

I think it’s better to wait for some more days if it means a less buggy version of the game.
However, I feel that Bethesda is letting down many PS3 users: first the delay for the 1.6 patch, now even further delay for Dawnguard, despite the fact that they had to wait for the 30 days exclusivity to run out.
Maybe Bethesda should take more time fixing the bugs on all platforms and release updates for everyone at the same time, rather than having large parts of its fan-community smoldering with jealousy with every new feature they release…

blboy29
blboy29

honestly im a little ticked off.  I would understand a few days maybe even one week.  Hell id be ok wth 2 or 3 weeks if they just gave us an exact date rather then saying”In coming weeks.”

Mr Anon
Mr Anon

The Pete Hines Tweet does not bode well at all, seems to suggest we were foolish to think we are ever to get Dawnguard on PS3/PC…..

Enragedgamer26
Enragedgamer26

I’ve been waiting and looking for when the pc version would be released, to know that it will be released ps3 dosen’t change the fact that the pc users do not have it today either, SECONDLY when will it be released for sure because this is starting to sound like bethesda is pushing it off for ANOTHER month, some of us have school to get to.

1.7>:(
1.7>:(

I don’t even want 1.7. They didn’t have to give it to us. I’ll take 1.6 if it means dawnguard earlier.

Melody26
Melody26

honestly if it was out today for the ps3 like they said it would be!, i would have made the $60 purchase for the dawnguard! even though it doesnt have as much content in it as 1 would assume after this much time and no dlc…but after this! i will pass on it and probably just get a pirated copy for the pc evntually lol

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